Suicides by gun outpace homicides by gun in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin man keeps ammunition in his home
Mark Carlson pulls back a curtain to his wardrobe where he keeps ammunition in his home in Hammond, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. The prospects of people taking up arms against their own government in response to government firearm seizures seem distant and murky to Carlson. “I pray it will always be that the overthrow is at the ballot box,” says Carlson, who seems genuinely pained at the idea of violence. “We don’t want to use guns. That would be just horrible.” David Goldman/AP Photo

Most gun deaths in Wisconsin involve residents of rural areas and suburbs taking their own lives. We talk to an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about his new reporting on gun deaths and conversations with scores of concerned gun owners.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or considering suicide, call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Help is available.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • John Diedrich Guest